Limited surgical treatment of de Quervain's disease: decompression of only the extensor pollicis brevis subcompartment.

@article{Yuasa1998LimitedST,
  title={Limited surgical treatment of de Quervain's disease: decompression of only the extensor pollicis brevis subcompartment.},
  author={Keiichiroh Yuasa and Yoshiro Kiyoshige},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={840-3}
}
A septum between the abductor pollicis longus tendon and the extensor pollicis brevis (EPB) tendon in the first extensor compartment is frequently encountered during surgical treatment of de Quervain's disease. It was hypothesized that de Quervain's disease was secondary to EPB entrapment and the decision was made to decompress only the EPB subcompartment. Twenty-two patients were treated with this method. Sixteen patients had a septum in the first extensor compartment and 6 patients had a… CONTINUE READING
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